Have you ever picked up a cheapie item in a shop like Lidl, thinking it would probably be crap but actually ended up being really awesome? That’s kinda what happened to me, just a couple of weeks back when I picked up some shampoo and conditioner from the place. I only picked it up because it said coconut water in the name and it was only about a quid a bottle. It ended up being a bloody marvellous purchase, so I decided to tell you all about it.
Just Coco Coconut Water Shampoo and Conditioner
The first thing I would like to point out about Just Coco Coconut Water Superbly Luscious Shampoo and Positively Moisturising Conditioner is that they aren’t tested on animals and are suitable for vegans.
Epic stuff, right?
I spoke on Instagram a while back about how I wanted a more cruelty-free beauty regime, and that’s another reason I couldn’t help but give the stuff a try.
The second thing I would like to point out about Just Coco Coconut Water Superbly Luscious Shampoo and Positively Moisturising Conditioner is that they are bloody fabulous. Don’t worry; I’m about to explain why.
I expect a few things from my hair care products:
1) My haircare products can’t strip my hair of colour.
Yeah, Head & Shoulders might get rid of your dandruff, but it’s also the WORST shampoo if you have coloured hair. It strips the colour right out. I used Just Coco Coconut Water Superbly Luscious Shampoo and Positively Moisturising Conditioner for a while and I can’t say that I’ve noticed any colour fading. (More than what I would expect, anyway.)
2) My haircare products must smell lovely.
I really am a big fan of coconut-scented hair, and it turns out that my other half quite likes it too. There has been a definite increase in the amount of [non-creepy] hair-sniffin’ going on, and plenty of compliments too.
It’s official — my hair smells AMAZING after using Just Coco Coconut Water shampoo and conditioner.
3) My conditioner must help me untangle my hair.
I spent so long wearing my hair up that I didn’t realise quite how long it had grown, and what comes with long hair?
TANGLES. ALL THE TANGLES.
I currently use Argan Oil Heat Defence Leave in Spray after I shampoo and condition my hair in the shower, and even then I still need to spend some time working on the tangles … (I talk about the product more in: My Top 5 Must-Have Budget Hair Products for Coloured Hair)
… Until Just Coco came into my life. I don’t even need to use the leave-in spray anymore, which is a good thing — I’m on the verge of running out. The comb slides through my wet hair, with just the occasional tug and pull.
4) My haircare products must carry on with all the benefits.
Do you want to know what I’ve noticed? I can find an AMAZING new haircare product, rave about it, use it to death, and then one day, totally out of nowhere, the damn product just stops working. My latest must-have conditioner no longer conditions and untangles my hair like it used to, or the shampoo doesn’t leave my hair as squeaky-clean as I’m sure it once did.
Don’t you hate that? I sure as hell do.
The Just Coco Coconut Water combo is still going strong. I can still slide a comb through my hair with relative ease, six or so weeks after I started using the shampoo and conditioner together. It’s going well!
5) My haircare products can’t cost a small fortune.
Listen, I’ve done my fair share of wasting money on AMAZING new beauty products that actually end up being total crap. There are a few beauty or hair items that I’ll spend a lot of money on, but when you have as much hair as I have you learn to be a little economical.
I’ve also learned that some of the cheapest products are the best products to use, especially when you have long/coloured hair. Superdrug sells own-brand tea tree oil shampoo and conditioner for about 80p a bottle that I once used to go through by the bucketload. I would smother my hair in the conditioner — almost half a bottle of the stuff at a time — and leave it overnight, in the days before a heavy bleaching session.
Getting back to the point — Just Coco Coconut Water shampoo and conditioner are less than a quid a bottle. I wholeheartedly plan to go back and stockpile. I’m not afraid to admit that I get seriously attached to beauty or hair care products that work for me … I had 7 – SEVEN – full bottles of the Argan Oil Leave-in Defence Spray I talked about earlier, at one point.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know about my latest fabulous haircare find. I’ve got a lotta love for Lidl right now. I need to dye my hair soon. Maybe grey and something … What do you think? Suggestions, suggestions, please. Don’t forget to let me know your favourite cheapie haircare products too.
Hope you’re having a super awesome day. Thanks for reading!